China on Thursday reported 254 new daily deaths and a spike in daily virus cases of 15,152, after new methodology was applied in the hardest-hit province of Hubei as to how cases are categorized. This startling news wasn’t mentioned until way down toward the bottom of an article entitled “15th Case of Coronavirus in U.S. Confirmed in Texas Patient.”
The total reported deaths from the more than 2-month-old outbreak stood at 1,367, with the total reported number of confirmed cases mounting to 59,804.
In an unprecedented measure to contain the disease, recently dubbed COVID-19, the Chinese government has placed the hardest-hit cities — home to more than 60 million — under lockdown.
In Vietnam, official media reported that a village of 10,000 northwest of the capital Hanoi was put in lockdown due to a cluster of cases there.
In Japan, 44 more people on a cruise ship quarantined in the port of Yokohama have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 218 among its 3,700 passengers and crew. (If I remember correctly, there were only 10 confirmed cases when the quarantine began.)
The article at this link contains a map showing the countries where confirmed cases are located: